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Tuesday August 25, 1970
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Jim Lyttle hit a run-scoring single with two out in the ninth inning to provide the Yankees with a 2-1 victory over the Royals. The Yankees counted their first run on a double by Bobby Murcer and single by Danny Cater in the second. Bob Oliver tied the score with a homer in the seventh. Roy White singled in the ninth, stole second, stopped at third on an infield hit by Cater and crossed the plate when Lyttle singled. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Tuesday, August 25, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  8  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             3   0   0   0     1   1   .248      Spriggs rf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .286
Baker ss              4   0   0   0     0   1   .277      Rojas 2b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .235
White lf              4   1   3   0     0   0   .296      Otis cf               3   0   1   0     1   1   .288
Murcer cf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .251      Piniella lf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .306
Cater 1b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .304      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   0     0   0   .237
Lyttle rf             4   0   1   1     0   1   .356      Oliver 1b             3   1   2   1     1   0   .263
Gibbs c               4   0   0   0     0   0   .289      Sorrell 3b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .275
Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .197        Fitzmorris pr       0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Kline p               3   0   0   0     0   0   .267      Matchick ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .206
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .067        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .180
  Peterson p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .191      Drago p               3   0   0   0     0   1   .050
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .226

Totals               33   2   7   2     1   3             Totals               33   1   8   1     2   6

Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance:  9,353
Left on Base: Yankees 5, Royals 8
DP: Yankees 1, Royals 1
Errors: Matchick
Doubles: Murcer (18)
Home Runs: Oliver (26)
Stolen Bases: White (20)
Caught Stealing: White (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Rojas (3)
GIDP: Kenney (10), Sorrell (3)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline                   7.1   8   1   1   0   6   1  29   4.84
Aker                    0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.09
Peterson W(14-9)        1     0   0   0   2   0   0   5   3.22
McDaniel SV(20)         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   1.99
Totals                  9     8   1   1   2   6   1  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(7-13)           9     7   2   2   1   3   0  34   3.99
Totals                  9     7   2   2   1   3   0  34

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Jim Odom, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Kunkel


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Baker was
called out on strikes; White singled to left; White was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs grounded out (pitcher to first); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Otis singled to center; Piniella
singled to center [Otis to second]; Kirkpatrick made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer doubled to left; Cater singled to center
[Murcer scored, Cater to second (on throw to home)]; Lyttle
struck out; Gibbs grounded out (pitcher to first) [Cater to
third]; Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver singled to left; Sorrell grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Oliver out at
second]; Matchick struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Kline grounded out (second to first); Clarke flied
out to right; Baker grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago grounded out (third to first); Spriggs struck
out; Rojas was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 1, Royals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: White grounded out (shortstop to first); Murcer
made an out to second; Cater flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis was called out on strikes; Piniella grounded
out (third to first); Kirkpatrick singled to right; Oliver
forced Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Royals 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Lyttle grounded out (pitcher to first); Gibbs
reached on an error by Matchick [Gibbs to first]; Kenney
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Gibbs out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell singled to right; Matchick popped to third
in foul territory; On a bunt Drago struck out; Spriggs flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Kline grounded out (third to first); Clarke walked;
Baker forced Clarke (second to shortstop); White singled to
right [Baker to third]; Murcer grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Rojas flied out to left; Otis grounded out (second
to first); Piniella singled to right; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Lyttle
flied out to left; Gibbs popped to third in foul territory; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver homered; Sorrell struck out; Matchick
grounded out (second to first); Drago grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Kenney lined to center; Kline grounded out (third
to first); Clarke was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Spriggs singled to center; Rojas out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Spriggs to second]; AKER REPLACED KLINE
(PITCHING); PETERSON REPLACED AKER (PITCHING); Otis was walked
intentionally; Jack Aker left with injured back; threw one
pitch; Piniella flied out to left; Kirkpatrick popped to
second in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Royals 1.

YANKEES 9TH: Baker flied out to center; White singled to left;
Murcer flied out to center; White stole second; Cater singled to
shortstop [White to third]; Lyttle singled to center [White
scored, Cater to third]; Gibbs flied out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver walked; On a bunt Sorrell forced Oliver
(pitcher to shortstop); FITZMORRIS RAN FOR SORRELL; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR MATCHICK; MCDANIEL REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING);
Taylor flied out to right; KELLY BATTED FOR DRAGO; Kelly
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 1.



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